It isn’t quite that bad since some GOP candidates have a blanket policy of not signing pledges, but many have no desire to defend marriage.
Less than eight years ago Barack Hussein Obama was still pretending to oppose same-sex “marriage” in order to win the Presidency. Now, as this story shows us, many Republican candidates are refusing to oppose the fake marriage.
Has public opinion really shifted so decisively? As I’ve written before there is reason to doubt that the culture has changed that dramatically in so few years, or that it might not be swinging back in response to recent developments.
According to Life Site News: “Four GOP presidential candidates, out of 17, sign pledge to defend natural marriage.”
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has made public the presidential candidates who signed their “Marriage Pledge,” which promises to support a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
Four of the 17 Republican presidential hopefuls signed the pro-marriage, pro-child, and pro-family document: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson put their signatures to the pledge.
Besides supporting a Constitutional amendment defining natural marriage, the candidates pledged to take “several specific actions as president” to “protect people of faith from discrimination because of their support for traditional marriage.” This pledge to protect religious freedom includes investigating cases of Americans who have been unjustly treated because they support natural marriage.
Also, the pledge includes working to overturn the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision constitutionalizing same-sex “marriage.” Specifically, to nominate justices who are “committed to restraint and applying the original meaning of the Constitution.”
Pledgers additionally promise to “prevent the promotion of a redefined version of marriage in public schools and other government entities.”
Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker have refused to sign on the ground that they have a “blanket policy” of never signing pledges. Both say they oppose same-sex marriage. Walker has promised to support a Constitutional amendment, though I have no idea if that means much. I suspect it will not soon be possible to amend the Constitution in that way. What we need is a President who will use every bit of power and strategy possible to fight same-sex marriage at every level in which the government has intruded into the people’s lives.
Other GOP candidates, however, do not support constitutionally defining marriage as only between one man and one woman. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have all said, like Jimmy Carter on abortion in 1976, that though they personally are opposed to same-sex “marriage,” they would not, as president, do anything about it.
Gay marriage “is the law of the land,” Kasich put it. “And I accept that.”
This is probably a subterfuge. All the real evidence we get from the Bush family indicates they are actively in favor of same-sex “marriage.” More importantly, there is a group that is highly influential in the Republican Party that is completely in favor of same-sex “marriage” and anti-discrimination legislation.
Assuming we have a Republican victory in 2016, if we don’t get a candidate who is credibly committed to resisting the imposition of fake marriage by the power of the government on the culture, we will instead get a President who consolidates the perverse gains made by the pro-homosexual lobby.